Buenos Aires, Argentina
Trip Start Oct 02, 2007
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We attended another futball match here in BA, and let me tell you, it is world´s apart from what we considered the ¨madness¨of Brasil
We were lucky enough to attend the same game as Diego Maradona. We have it on good authority that that is him there in the picture. Zoom right in, he´s the guy in the white shirt and white hat.
When in Buenos Aires, you do as the locals, and therefore you watch Tango. We went to a Tango hall and watched an awesome Tango show. It literally was breathtaking. The dancing, the singing, the waiters dressed to the nines, the whole experience was like we had stepped back in time
We also walked around the Recoleta Cemetery for a long time. It is beyond words. The whole place is just filled with huge family crypts for Argentinian coffins. We had the customary look at the Evita grave, but that pailed in comparison to the others. You have to see this place to believe it. Opulence even in death. As we were trawling the streets admiring all of this, we stopped to look inside one, and unfortunately ¨got a whiff¨of one of the coffins. That was enough for us. Off to the pub we went to watch South Africa down the Poms.
Yesterday we just ¨ducked¨off to Uraguay for the day. This still seems so surreal for me, coming from a huge island in the middle of nowhere, and here you just take day trips to whole other countries. Unfortunately, John had forgotten the lyrics to the ¨National Anthem¨you had written Duncan, but he was still proud to be on the winning side... ha ha. We went to Colonia which is just a 50 minute ferry ride from BA. It is all in all, a very sleepy little coastal town. We spent about an hour looking at the sights, and then spent the rest of the day hooning around in our golf cart!! The JAG
We are off to Lima tomorrow morning for our Machu Piccu trek. Write back if you get the chance, we love hearing about what you guys are up to at home.
Love to all
T & J